The Training Course on Earth and Space Science was held successfully on 10 – 19 July 2018. The training was aimed to develop the teacher’s content comprehension and supporting classroom activities development related to Earth and Space Science. The training course was attended by 30 participants from several Southeast Asian Countries.
The participants of the training were given materials about geology, meteorology, and other materials regarding earth and space science. Other than those materials, they also explored many things, such as disaster mitigation, earth and space phenomenon observation and learnt education plan to implement in their respective classes.
Not only learning in a classroom, the participants also had field studies by visiting Geology Museum, Bosscha observatory, Indonesia Education University (UPI), and Indonesia Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). At the Geology Museum, they studied about fossils and many things related to geography. Next field study was Bosscha observatory, Indonesia’s biggest stargazing telescope, where they studied about how the telescope works. The final field study destination were Indonesia Education University (UPI) to observe Bandung’s night sky and Indonesia Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) to study how the weather forecast, earthquake detection and rainfall measuring instruments works.
At the end of the Earth and Space Science training, the participants joined with other regular training classes to hold a cultural night event where they performed their respective countries’ traditional art. For the participants, it was one of many moments that they would miss.
Overall, the Earth and Space Science training went well. Each participant has committed to apply and disseminate the knowledge they got from this training to their peers and colleagues back in their hometown.